Oddisee's music has never lacked depth, but until Alwasta, his lens was focused inward. My favorite example of that introspection: Contradiction's Maze on The Good Fight.
Because of his talent and intelligence, I've been waiting for Oddisee to turn his gaze on us, and here we have it. He lays it all out there on Lifting Shadows: 9/11, drones, the war on terror. It's a ballsy anthem for peace and justice.